PAC-MAN Championship Edition 2 Plus Reviews

PAC-MAN Championship Edition 2 Plus is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
8 / 10
Feb 22, 2018

An unexpectedly brave attempt to once again rewrite the rules on Pac-Man, resulting in another near-classic arcade experience.

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8 / 10
Feb 24, 2018

Pac-Man: Championship Edition 2 builds on the success of its predecessor, reinvigorating classic Pac-Man gameplay with new mechanics and eye-catching visuals.

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80 / 100
Feb 22, 2018

Championship Edition 2 Plus its the same game from 2016, but adding a new 2 player mode. It's an insane arcade that forgets the laws from the original Pac-Man, adding different objetives (like eating moving fruit) and a ton of options. But its core it's so focused on getting hi-scores (and rankings), that the casual player probably won't enjoy it.

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Alex Donaldson
Top Critic
Unscored
Feb 23, 2018

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 remains exhilarating fun, but some of its new additions prove bigger doesn't always equal better.

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8.2 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2018

Pac-Man CE2+ is a frantic experience every good on-the-go gamer should have. But the new 2P mode could and should have been way better.

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75 / 100
Mar 2, 2018

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus performs well on Switch, with only a few fits of noticeable slowdown while in handheld mode. The Plus 2P mode is a nice addition, but sadly lacks the content available in the main game. If you're looking for a fun and quick distraction for a few minutes every once in a while, this game may be right up your alley.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2018

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus takes an already fiendishly addictive arcade game and adds a fantastic multiplayer mode. At $20 it's an impulse buy for any Switch owner.

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70 / 100
Mar 4, 2018

The new co-op mode is incredibly fun and just proves that two-player Pac-Man should be a mandatory option for all future Pac-Man releases. It is disappointing that the co-op mode is limited to only five levels and an unlockable "Boss Rush" mode.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2018

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus is the Switch version of a sequel not as good as the original one. Nevertheless, the game is still fun and the new co-op mode is quite enjoyable.

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GameMAG
ACE
Top Critic
7 / 10
Feb 24, 2018

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus is a dynamic and very addictive arcade game with a good soundtrack and an interesting co-op that is perfect for playing in portable mode in the subway or during boring lecture.

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8 / 10
Apr 14, 2018

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus builds on its predecessor and brings some additional new elements that could certainly be more, as it would very much benefit this edition's experience. Thanks to its addictive and frantic gameplay, Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus successfully brings the Pac-Man experience to the Nintendo Switch catalog in a way that will keep the game's fans closely around their console for some long and fun hours, whether solo or multiplayer.

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4.5 / 5.0
Mar 2, 2018

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus is a great, unique Pac-Man game. Bandai Namco are have lately been surprsing with how far they can bend the Pac-Man formula without breaking it, and Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus is another success of this.

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8 / 10
Mar 14, 2018

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus is a very good puzzle / reflex game, for newcomers and veterans who have already tried the first game. It offers new rules that boost the gameplay and renew the fun, and this Switch version also adds a game within the game, with a very cool co-op mode. Since the game comes out at a low price on eShop, we see no good reason to avoid this sweetmeat, as long as you like frantic arcade games where scoring depends primarily on your reflexes and your smartness.

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9 / 10
Feb 22, 2018

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus is everything that fans of the classic arcade game could want out of a legacy sequel, focusing on delivering a pure, high-speed realization of the concept that was introduced way back in 1980. Between the single player and multiplayer modes, there's enough content here for hours of play, and it's all endlessly replayable. We would give this game a strong recommendation to anyone that enjoys the easy to learn, difficult to master gameplay that you typically find in an arcade game; PCE2 has it in spades. For 20 bucks, this one is a no-brainer.

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Feb 22, 2018

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 may have a few additions for the sake of it, but it's still one of the best score-attack games you could hope to play.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2017

Overall, the Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus release for the Nintendo Switch is a one-up on all the other releases of the game previously. It has the original game very much intact and this new ‘plus' game that turns the established gameplay design on its head (in a good way). Two beautiful forms of frustrating entertainment in one must-have package for the Nintendo Switch.

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Feb 23, 2018

Lightning fast-paced action makes a storied franchise feel fresh again. The game is simple, fun and addicting and the addition of a two-player mode is welcome. The cons lie in the two-player mode as you do have to rely on a bit of micromanagement (like bursting the fruit requires you to "kiss" each other). The game does make up for it with plenty of customization options and challenges that will keep you playing for hours.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2018

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus is a great arcade-like game that's satisfyingly fast-paced, yet casual enough to pick up and play whenever and where ever.

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CGMagazine
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2018

Pac-man Championship Edition 2 Plus keeps all the fun and frenetic gameplay that made the original so appealing, a inconsistent frame rate holds back the otherwise great package that shouldn't be missed.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2018

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus is a perfect game for everyone that manages to bring back the classic and solid gameplay of this historical franchise albeit with some new and fresh additions that make the game feel completely different from the past.

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